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Shaula

Shaula, bright star in the constellation Scorpius Bayer designation Lambda Scorpii 1992 position R.A. 17 h33.7 m, Dec. −37°06′. A bluish-white star of spectral class B1 V, its apparent magnitude of 1.62 makes it one of the 25 brightest stars in the sky. Shaula is a spectroscopic binary star . Its distance from the earth is about 300 light-years. Its name is from the Arabic, meaning raised part of the scorpion's tail.

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